Aging is a natural process that manifests in fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity (pigmentation disorders, dilated broken capillaries, dryness, dehydration, and dullness also occur).
There are a number of causes including depletion of collagen and elastin, loss of moisture, impaired oxygenation, compromised cellular metabolism, glycation, and DNA damage. Other factors such as the environment, lifestyle, and genetics also contribute to collagen decline.
Each year from about the age of 25 we lose 1% of our dermal Collagen. That means that by the time we are 50 years old we will have lost about 25% of our collagen without intervention.
There is quite a bit that can be done to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Our dermatologists evaluate what is best for each patient’s skin and prescribe a customized prescription formula accordingly. Here are the prescription compounds we prescribe for this condition: (in no particular order): tretinoin, niacinamide, azelaic acid, hyaluronic acid, mandelic acid, etc.